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 Friday, November 13, 2009

Tube quiz (30) t-shirts
plaque at Lewisham stationIf you're looking for a Christmas present idea for the tubegeek in your life, and don't mind forking out a lot of money for a bit of white fabric, then you might consider ordering a personalised tube map t-shirt from the London Transport Museum website. Damned clever idea. You move a zoomable square around the tube map until it encloses the area you'd like to select. Then you decide whether you'd prefer a t-shirt, mug or mouse mat, and click 'create product'. The website shows you what it would look like and, should you be smitten, you can then buy it and go walking down the street with half the Victoria line on your chest. I shan't be splashing out myself, but I have had a go at creating something suitably quirky. Here's my Oxford Circus mug, here's my attempt at a more symbolic t-shirt, and here's something rather cleverer (not my idea, I'm afraid).

So this week's final question is... what devilishly fantastic tube-map-based products can you create. If you cut and paste the URL into the comments box after you've 'created', then we can all enjoy the fruits of your labours. Just the one, please.
Here are your best ideas so far: a whole suite of ideas from NZ; a medal for Rich; an ideal middle-aged birthday gift; false colour-matching; four points of the compass; south London toilet; for when Arsenal lose; weekend special; come friendly bombs; pre-interchange Edgware Road.


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